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Rear turn signal and hazard light don't flash (left side only)

The light bulb recently burned out and I replaced it with a new one, which continues to work. A couple of weeks ago the interior display indicated a problem with the quick flashing when the left turn signal was activated. Front left signal flashes, but not the rear. Same is the case when the hazard light is activated. Now when I activate the turn signal, nothing happens on the dash, and the exterior rear light just stays illuminated without flashing (though the front still works).

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The rear left turn signal bulb must be replaced immediatly before it melts the light socket, if it has'nt yet. Also please verify that the correct light bulb is being installed. because even though many bulbs look the same they are not identical. Installing the wrong bulb can be the begining of many, many problems in the particular circuit

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